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Selected Maps: 1 to 16 of 364 (23 Pages)

Cartographer: Hartmann Schedel
Title: : Das ander alter der werlt
Date: 1493      Size: 19 x 14 inches
Published: Nuremberg
Description: Published in the Nuremberg Chronicle, this striking woodcut is one of the earliest collectible world maps. Coloured. [Shirley 19]
Map Ref: WLD3888
Cartographer: Gregorius Reisch
Title: : [Untitled Ptolemaic World Map]
Date: 1503      Size: 17 x 12 inches
Published: Freiburg
Description: Important early world map, the second printed world map to acknowledge the dawning Age of Discovery. [Framed] [Shirley 22]
Map Ref: WLD4361
Cartographer: Bernardo Sylvanus
Title: : [Untitled Cordiform World Map]
Date: 1511      Size: 22 x 16 inches
Published: Venice
Description: Rare and magnificent woodblock world map, the first to use the cordiform (heart-shaped) projection and the earliest atlas map to show the New World and Japan. Printed in black with red lettering. [Framed] [Shirley 32]
Map Ref: WLD4428
Cartographer: Claudius Ptolemy
Title: : Generale Ptholemei
Date: 1513      Size: 23 x 18 inches
Published: Strasbourg
Description: Woodcut Ptolemaic world map by one of the greatest early mapmakers, Martin Waldseemuller. "One of the most attractive Ptolemaic world maps produced". [Framed] [Shirley 34]
Map Ref: WLD4427
Cartographer: Peter Apian
Title: : Tipus Orbis Universalis
Date: 1520      Size: 16 x 11 inches
Published: Vienna
Description: First available map with the name "America". Strong imprint of a RARE and magnificent early cordiform world map. Framed. [Shirley 45]
Map Ref: WLD4353
Cartographer: Martin Waldseemuller
Title: : Orbis Typus Universalis
Date: 1520      Size: 23 x 17 inches
Published: Strasbourg
Description: The "Admiral's Map" showing the discoveries of Columbus and Vespucci in the New World. Drawn by Martin Waldseemüller, the man who "named" America. [Framed] [Shirley 35]
Map Ref: WLD4278
Cartographer: Laurent Fries
Title: : Orbis Typus Universalis Iuxta Hydrographorum Traditionem Exactissime Depicta
Date: 1525      Size: 19 x 13 inches
Published: Strasbourg
Description: Important early map of the world, the third to use the name 'America'. A fascinating fusion of the new discoveries with classical knowledge. Strong impression. [Shirley 48]
Map Ref: WLD4402
Cartographer: Benedetto Bordone
Title: : [Oval Projection World Map]
Date: 1528      Size: 15 x 10 inches
Published: Venice
Description: Early woodcut Map of the World in Oval Projection. [Shirley 59]
Map Ref: WLD4096
Cartographer: Simon Grynaeus
Title: : Typus Cosmographicus Universalis
Date: 1532      Size: 22 x 15 inches
Published: Paris
Description: Oval world map. Beautiful, early map with illustrated borders engraved by Holbein and Munster. [Framed] [Shirley 67]
Map Ref: WLD3491
Cartographer: Peter Apian
Title: : Charta Cosmographica Cum Ventorum Propria Natura et Operatione
Date: 1553      Size: 11 x 7 inches
Published: Antwerp
Description: Apian's second and later cordiform map, based on a lost geographical model attributed to Gemma Frisius. [Shirley 96] [Framed]
Map Ref: WLD4533
Cartographer: Abraham Ortelius
Title: : Typus Orbis Terrarum
Date: 1579      Size: 20 x 15 inches
Published: Antwerp
Description: Seminal map of the world by the compiler of the first Atlas. Notable for its distinctive cloud border, misshapen South America and depiction of the North Pole as four islands. Latin text on verso. Coloured. [Shirley 122]
Map Ref: WLD4311
Cartographer: Abraham Ortelius
Title: : Typus Orbis Terrarum
Date: 1592      Size: 19 x 14 inches
Published: Antwerp
Description: A cornerstone map of the world, published on an oval projection, showing the latest geographical corrections, particularly to the coast of South America. Vibrant original colour. Framed. [Shirley 158]
Map Ref: WLD4185
Cartographer: Cornelis De Jode
Title: : Totius Orbis Cogniti Universalis Descriptio
Date: 1593      Size: 21 x 15 inches
Published: Antwerp
Description: RARE: Extraordinary world map on a rectangular projection with two circular projections of the eastern and western hemisphere at the top corners. This is a reissue of the 1589 map for the atlas 'Speculum', [Shirley 165]
Map Ref: WLD4331
Cartographer: Abraham Ortelius
Title: : Typus Orbis Terrarum
Date: 1595      Size: 19 x 14 inches
Published: Antwerp
Description: A cornerstone map of the world on an oval projection and with the latest corrections, particularly on the coast of South America. Latin text on verso. [Shirley 158]
Map Ref: WLD3828
Cartographer: Matthias Quad
Title: : Typus Orbis Terrarum, ad Imitationem Universalis Gerhardi Mercatoris
Date: 1596      Size: 12 x 9 inches
Published: Cologne
Description: The second of two world maps published in Cologne in 1596. Based on Mercator and attributed to Quad. Features a prominent portrait of Christ in the upper-left and a quote from Cicero below. [Shirley 197]
Map Ref: WLD2603
Cartographer: Giovanni Antonio Magini
Title: : Universi Orbis Descriptio
Date: 1596      Size: 8 x 10 inches
Published: Venice
Description: Early black and white world map surrounded by windheads, with panel of text on lower third. [Shirley 195]
Map Ref: WLD3584